meanwhile.in.texas is a one-man experimental music project formed by Angelo Guido from Brindisi, Southern Italy. His music combines elements of ambient, noise, drone and field recordings.
What is your musical background and how did you decide to produce your own materials in the ﬁrst place?
I started playing guitar about ten years ago and, frustrated to be part of inconclusive bands, three years ago I finally started my solo project meanwhile.in.texas with the intention to combine elements of ambient, noise, drone and field recordings. Influenced by ambient, post-rock and drone music, I really love psychedelic music (especially Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd) and experimental/electronic music projects as Labradford, Pan American, Loscil, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno, Éliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Machinefabriek, Aidan Baker, Phill Niblock and Tim Hecker. Other great sources of inspiration, even though it may seem surprising considering my musical sound, are Sonic Youth, at.the.drive.in, Fugazi, The Mars Volta, Animal Collective, Slowdive, Low, Codeine, Einstürzende Neubauten, Faust, Dinosaur Jr, Panda Bear, Ramleh, Sigillum S, Zoviet France, Maurizio Bianchi, Can, Jackie O’Motherfucker and many others.
What is your compositional plan and how would you deﬁne your music?
About my music, I can say that dark and atmospheric ambient sounds are mixed with noise elements, isolationist drones and obscure guitar movements. The soundscapes, created with keyboards and drone machines built by myself, really stand out. There’s not a plan: In principle, I like to create atmospheric soundscapes with guitars and synthesizers and then add everything else.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a new album with my friend Paolo Colavita a.k.a. Skag Arcade and on a mysterious, secret work for eight hands. Goes on, of course, my solo research
meanwhile.in.texas new soundscape will be included on Triple Moon Records compilation V/A: Acquainted with passing clouds. Soon available @ https://triplemoonrecords.bandcamp.com/
Meanwhile.in.texas past edition signed by Triple Moon Records: